The Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach is hosting a wine sale ‘Cheers to Charity’, featuring Tinhorn Creek Winery, to help raise funds for District 69 Backpack Program.
You can buy a case and all proceeds will go to the initiative that provides children with a backpack stocked with nutritious, non-perishable and easy-to-eat food sent out every Thursday to Springwood Elementary, Oceanside Elementary, Arrowview, Errington Elementary, Bowser Elementary, Ballenas Secondary and Pass/Woodwinds so that children don’t go hungry during the weekends.
Those interested in purchasing wine can build a custom case from select red and white wines that include 2019 Pinot Gris, 2018 Chardonnay, 2018 Merlot, 2018 Cabernet Franc, 2018 Reserve 2 Bench White and 2017 Reserve Merlot.
You can pre-order at 250-240-0772 and there is a drive-through pickup at 105-222 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach on Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are only 150 cases up for sale.
On Nov. 20, Tinhorn Creek Winery will hold a virtual wine tasting for those who purchased the wine.
The backpack program, a non-profit group operated by volunteers, relies on donations and is constantly finding ways to generate funds. Its goal is to adopt 70 families annually and it costs $575 to feed a family.
If you just wish to donate, you can do some by dropping cheques in person at Borealis at 105-222 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach. You can also donate via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your full mailing address in the details for your tax receipt. For information, contact Virginia Worcester 250-240-0772 or visit www.district69backpackprogram.com.